Kim Foxx is the State's Attorney for Cook County, Illinois. As such she manages the nation's second largest prosecutor's office and oversees an office of over nearly 800 attorneys and 1,500 employees,. She was elected to this position on November 8, 2016. She is the second African American after, Cecil A. Partee, to hold this position.
Foxx was born in Chicago and grew up in the Cabrini-Green Homes. She was previously chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Prior to that, she was an Assistant District Attorney for Cook County.
She received her undergraduate and law degree from Southern Illinois University and a member of the board of Adler University.
Kim Foxx challenged incumbent Anita Alvarez in 2016, along with former federal and state prosecutor Donna More. On January 14, the Cook County Democratic Party endorsed Foxx for state's attorney. She won the Democratic primary for state's attorney's race on March 15, 2016.
|Democratic||Anita Alvarez (Incumbent)||317,594||28.7%|
|Republican||Christopher E.K. Pfannkuche||565,671||27.94%|